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Health and Welfare

Sometimes students need extra support during their time at Peterhouse. Fortunately, several members of staff and services are here to help. Please click on the links below for more information, contact details and office hours.


The Assistant Chaplain is the Rev'd Dr Geoff Dumbreck.

Geoff will happily see any member of the college for conversation and informal advice. If you want help but don't know where to turn he is happy to point you in the right direction.

Geoff chairs the Welfare Commitee, which also includes the nurse, counsellor, welfare student representatives.



The College Nurse is Mrs Kim Freeman.

Kim is the first port of call for all health-related questions, and her webpage includes information on GP registration and out-of-hours care.

Kim also maintains a list of mental health resources.


The College Counsellor offers counselling sessions one day per week, and is part of the larger University Counselling Service.

Student members may also approach the University Counselling Service directly, use their online resources, and enroll in their group classes.

Practical Help and Advice

Your Tutor is able to provide practical support, including advice on financial hardship. For undergraduates, your Director of Studies is usually the first point of contact for academic issues.

The CUSU Student Union Advice Service is open to all students. They are able to deal with a range of practical issues, from questions or concerns about your education, University procedures or difficulties in college to relationship problems, mental health issues and welfare concerns.

Student Welfare Representatives

The Student Welfare Representatives are appointed by the JCR and MCR; they can offer informal advice and liaise with the college on matters of welfare.

Bullying and Sexual Harrassment

Students experiencing bullying or sexual harrassment may wish to speak to their Tutor, consult the college's Bullying and Harrassment policies, make an appointment with the University Counselling Service's Sexual Assault and Harassment Advisor, or visit the University's Breaking the Silence website.